When you’re planning a wedding, you want to make sure you choose your vendors wisely. Vendors can make or break a wedding, because after all they are responsible for every aspect of a wedding.
If you have a budget to afford a wedding planner, this is definitely the most important person to decide on. This person will have all the contacts from years of experience, and have worked with many of the same vendors. They will know which vendors have a good reputation and provide quality at each wedding , consistently. Consistency is very important in this industry.
If you dont have a budget for a wedding planner, here are the types of services you might want to consider. The number one, and most important would be the catering. After all, what would a wedding be if you didn’t provide food for your guests. You can go with a traditional american style food, or more ethnic food, or get more creative and hire a “taco truck” to park on your property and just have guests walk up to the truck and order. The next vendor in order of importance (although subjective) would probably be the Dj. Most good Dj’s will have a variety of music, even though they have their own preference and style. Some might be more inclined to play certain types of music. Don’t be afraid to ask the Dj questions about his music. One of the last things that someone planning a wedding thinks about is usually the parking situation. Ironically, this is sometimes one of the most important things, depending on the venue. A valet company that offers a more in depth article related to valet parking at weddings is ENC Valet parking. Click here, http://www.encvalet.com, to check out the article. This article has some good suggestions to think about when considering a valet service. More things can be read regarding valet, here. This link will give you a broad overview of the subject and make you more well rounded on the subject. Some other smaller services to consider could be a photo booth, or candy table/kiosk or possibly porta potties if its in a remote area.
Make sure you read Google.com and Yelp reviews of these vendors, and make sure you cross reference. Yelp seems to have a better algorithm set up to catch fake reviews, so I would be more inclined to read and trust yelp reviews.
There will probably be somewhat of a significant price difference for some of these services, so I would get a quote from at least three different vendors for the same type of service being considered.
A great wedding can happen with some time and effort on your part, or that of a hired wedding planner. You’re wedding will only happen once, in theory, so make sure you make it memorable. Make sure you respect your guests by taking the time to research and hire quality vendors.
Have a GREAT wedding!